NFL Week 12 ESPN Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans Preview
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Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans – ESPN, 8:15 PM
Mariota struggles against the blitz
Quarterback Marcus Mariota has struggled mightily against the blitz this year. He’s taken the most sacks among signal-callers and has earned a grade of just 68.0 when the defense has sent an extra rusher.
Mariota the third-down runner
On third downs, Marcus Mariota has put up better numbers as a runner than he has as a passer.
Titans defense: Stingy where it matters
The Titans pass defense has allowed a passer rating of just 69.7 when the opponent is inside the red zone – the third-best mark among teams.
Malcolm Butler has really struggled this year, especially later in the down.
Pass-catchers doing their jobs
Over the last two seasons, just 1.7% of Deshaun Watson‘s pass attempts have been dropped – the lowest mark among quarterbacks in that span.
DeAndre Hopkins has averaged 4.00 yards per route run against tight coverage this season, which is by far the best mark among wide receivers.
Joseph locking down the hitch
Good luck running hitch routes against cornerback Johnathan Joseph.
Reid, the playmaker
Justin Reid has made an instant impact for his team this year. All told, he’s tallied six combined pass breakups and interceptions – the most among rookie safeties.